More Cat Care Information:
If you live in a damp climate, chances are your pet, house and lawn have fleas. Fleas are the toughest parasite to get rid of and it takes a little work. Fleas are worse in the summer months, but they still hang around in the cooler months. Cats and dogs are warm-blooded animals, so fleas live in their skin to eat, breathe and make more fleas. If your pet has fleas, there are hundreds living on his skin.
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
They suck the pet's blood and more fleas multiply. Your cat or dog is going crazy scratching and biting to get rid of these pesty invaders. There are spot on vials to kill the fleas, but they are loaded with toxic pesticides that can cause serious long-term illness to your pet. The best solution is to use natural remedies for cats with fleas that are safe and non-toxic.
When cats groom themselves, they ingest the fleas that turn into tapeworms affecting their health even more. Dogs and cats with fleas experience anemia, diarrhea, vomiting, fur loss, dull looking coat, loss of weight and loss of appetite. By using natural remedies for fleas will alleviate these problems.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
Cedar Oil kills fleas on your pet, in the house and in the yard. Triple Sure by Natural Wonder has an amazing product for pets. It is a spray, so you need to lightly mist your pet, run a flea comb through her to spread it out. You may need to reapply the cedar oil spray two to three times.
The house and yard need to be treated also. Vacuum carpet thoroughly and mop floors with vinegar and borax. Borax kills fleas by dehydrating them. It is available in the laundry isle of your grocery store. Sprinkle and cover carpet and furniture with Borax. Grind in with a squeegee or sponge mop. You can leave it until the next time you vacuum. It is safe and will not harm the kids or pets.
Wash all the bedding including any pet beds and spray cedar in and around the pet area. You can purchase a stronger solution of Cedar Oil at your local feed and seed store to treat the outside of your home. Cover the perimeter of your house, gardens bushes and lawn.
These natural remedies for fleas are 100% safe for your family and pets. You may notice scratches, loss of fur and scabs on your pet. Purchase some Aloe Vera Gel at the health food store and apply it to your pet twice daily until she is healed up.
Your pet will feel and look great once she is flea free. I have used these natural remedies for fleas on all my cats and had great success. The cats, house and yard are flea free and stay that way because I keep it treated throughout the seasons where I live in the Midwest.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|